ran’s Foreign Ministry says the use of threats against the country has never worked and what the United States refers to as options against Tehran have already resulted in Washington’s “catastrophic” defeats in the region and across the world.
Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, made the remark in a tweet on Tuesday after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that Washington would turn to “other options” if diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program fails.
“Threats have never worked against Iran,” Khatibzadeh wrote. “The supposed US ‘options’ have already been tested in our region. Resulting catastrophic US defeats & the mess left for others to address are evident for all to see.”
The most recent case in point was the hasty withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in August after a two-decade-long invasion of the war-torn country.
The US-led invasion of Afghanistan on the pretext of the so-called war on terror removed the Taliban from power 20 years ago, but it worsened the security situation in the country.
The invasion claimed thousands of lives and left as many injured on both sides.
Source: Press TV